TV Land to Air 20/20: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, 8/17
TV Land will air "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams," ABC's special tribute to the late Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R)-winning actor and comedian, this coming Sunday, August 17th at 9pm ET/PT.
The special features clips from Williams' most beloved roles, from his big break as the quirky alien, Mork from Ork, in "Mork and Mindy," to his unforgettable films like "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Dead Poets Society" "The Birdcage," "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Aladdin" and "Good Will Hunting." Presented by David Muir, "The Life and Death of Robin Williams" also includes interviews with journalist Barbara Walters and legendary producer Garry Marshall, among others, who speak to Williams' remarkable sense of humor, generosity, and unbelievable talent.
Williams' film career included The World According to Garp; Good Morning, Vietnam; Dead Poets Society; Awakenings; The Fisher King; Good Will Hunting; Popeye; Hook; Aladdin; Mrs. Doubtfire; Jumanji; The Birdcage; Night at the Museum; and Happy Feet.
Mr. Williams starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols's 1988 off-Broadway version of Waiting for Godot, co-starring with Steve Martin; and his own one-man show, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. In 2011, he made his acting debut on Broadway in the title role ofRajiv Joseph's drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
"Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early. He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained," said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. "Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans."
Mr. Williams leaves behind his third wife, Susan Schneider, and three children: a son, Zachary Pym, whom he had with his first wife Valeri Velardi, and two children, Zelda Rae and Cody Alan, whom he had with his second wife Marsha Garces.